John protects the interests of lenders, borrowers, and guarantors when businesses default on secured loans. This includes serving as an advocate during the work out of underperforming loans; filing and defending lawsuits to enforce promissory notes, guaranties, and other written contracts; foreclosing mortgages and enforcing personal property security interests; preserving loan collateral by applying for court-ordered receiverships; protecting lien rights in bankruptcy court; purchasing or selling distressed loans; and representing court-appointed receivers.
His practice also includes representing mortgage loan servicers and the corresponding trusts/investors in consumer finance litigation, including contested residential foreclosures, title insurance claims, regulatory violation cases, and tax sale disputes. John also asserts the rights of parties in complex, real estate-related litigation and represents companies and individuals in contract disputes.
John completed a week-long professional training program in trial skills presented by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Since 2006, John has published the blog Indiana Commercial Foreclosure Law.
- Indiana University School of Law (J.D., 1993)
- DePauw University (B.A., 1990)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
- Indiana Super Lawyer® (2004, 2011 - 2021)
- Best Lawyers®
- Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2015, 2016, 2019, 2022)
- Commercial Litigation (2022)
- Commercial Transactions/UCC Law (2022)
- “Lawyer of the Year” for Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2022)